EOHR strongly Condemns the arrest of Journalist Mai Al Sabagh

March 3rd, 2018 by Editor

EOHR strongly Condemns the arrest of Journalist Mai Al Sabagh

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its deep concern regarding the recent detention of Journalist Mai Al Sabagh and photographer Ahmed Mostafa in Alexandria. Al Sabagh and Mostafa were arrested for making an investigative video report with a number of Tram inspectors near Masr train Station in Al Manshia district of Alexandria. The police arrested them and referred them to the prosecution and the prosecutor charged Al Sabagh and Mostafa of possessing recording equipment with the aim of spreading false news to undermine public security and the state, harm national interests and recording material without approval from the ministry of culture.  Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR responds to outrageous claims made by shady organizations based in Europe

February 25th, 2018 by Editor

EOHR responds to outrageous claims made by shady organizations based in Europe

 

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its deep indignation regarding false and unfounded allegations made by a shady organization that goes by the name “Euroscope for Middle Eastern Affairs”. The shady organization’s website [1] has posted a number of articles that contains a string of baseless and needless to say ridiculous accusations against EOHR. These allegations echo accusations made by another shady organization called I UN Watch in September 2017. I UN Watch should not be confused with UN Watch which happens to be a respected organizationand I UN Watch apparently adopted a similar name to mislead the reader and give credence to their deception. Accusations against EOHR vary from abusing ECOSOC privileges to selling our services to receiving funds from the UAE and covering up human rights abuses in Egypt and other Arab countries. EOHR is one of the oldest Human Rights NGOs in Egypt and the Arab world. Founded in 1985 EOHR has been a vocal defender of human rights causes in Egypt and has paid a heavy price to remain strong, independent and faithful to the principles of justice. So, suggesting that EOHR will cover up or hide any human rights abuses it finds or sees is unthinkable and contradicts the reality of EOHR’s activities. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR calls upon the Public Prosecutor to suspend investigations of complaints filed against opposition political forces calling for a boycott of the upcoming presidential elections

February 7th, 2018 by Editor

EOHR calls upon the Public Prosecutor to suspend investigations of complaints filed against opposition political forces calling for a boycott of the upcoming presidential elections

 The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its concern regarding the investigation of complaints filed against political parties and forces that called for a boycott of the March 2018 Presidential elections. Read the rest of this entry »

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2018 Egyptian Presidential Race After several potential Bids for the Presidency, only 2 official candidates!

February 1st, 2018 by Editor

2018 Egyptian Presidential Race

After several potential Bids for the Presidency, only 2 official candidates!

 

The National Elections Commission (NEC) has officially announced the preliminary list of candidates for the upcoming presidential elections. The list included only 2 candidates, them being the incumbent president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Mr. Mousa Mostafa Mousa leader of El-Ghad Party.

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EOHR Strongly condemns the armed assault on Justice Hesham Geneina

January 28th, 2018 by Editor

EOHR Strongly condemns the armed assault on Justice Hesham Geneina

 The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) strongly condemns the armed assault on Justice Hesham Geneina the former Chairman of the Central Auditing Organization one of Egypt’s top anti corruption agencies. Mr. Geneina is also a senior member of former potential presidential candidate Lieutenant General Sami Anan who was arrested recently for not acquiring legal permission from the military to run for office. The attack on Mr. Geneina took place on Saturday the 27th of January in New Cairo, and it left him with severe injuries that included a broken leg, as well as face a head lacerations.

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The Political and Legislative climate of the upcoming Presidential Elections

January 22nd, 2018 by Editor

The Political and Legislative climate of the upcoming Presidential Elections

Elections are the backbone of any democratic system, as they are the vehicle through which we can build and maintain a civil, democratic and pluralistic society. Elections also embodies the Egyptian citizen’s basic right of political participation in a democratic society and it’s the citizen’s say in the decision-making process. Elections offer the basis of the government’s accountability to the people and is the ultimate display of the will of the average citizen that guarantees his undeniable right to choose the government that serves and represents him. This entire process takes place within a legal context which should be sound and reflective of popular aspirations and will. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights will monitor the upcoming 2018 presidential race

January 18th, 2018 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights will monitor the upcoming 2018 presidential race

 

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) decided that it will setup an election observation mission to monitor the 2018 presidential elections this spring. EOHR submitted requests to the National Elections Commission (NEC) to obtain permits for the 1650 members of our observation mission. The Ministry of Social Solidarity has approved EOHR’s request for preliminary approval and certification of accreditation and has informed the NEC of these steps. All of these measures were taken in accordance with decree No. 8 of 2018 which pertains to the regulation of local and international civil society’s role in monitoring the upcoming presidential race. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Terrorism Observatory condemns the Mary Mina Church attacks

December 29th, 2017 by Editor

The Terrorism Observatory condemns the Mary Mina Church attacks

The Terrorism Observatory of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights and the Arab Federation for Human Rights strongly condemns the terrorist attack that targeted Mary Mina Church in the Suburb of Helwan in Cairo. The attack which took place on Friday the 29th of December, 2017 left 9 people dead and 10 others wounded. The terrorist attacked the worshipers at the Church using an automatic weapon; The attacker was later shot by security forces and apprehended alive.  Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR warns Egypt’s House of Representatives not to violate freedom of faith

December 28th, 2017 by Editor

EOHR warns Egypt’s House of Representatives not to violate freedom of faith

 

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) views the recent draft law proposal that incriminates atheism in Egypt’s house of representatives with great concern. The draft proposal was submitted by MP Amr Hamroush and it punishes atheism with imprisonment. The details of this draft proposal are not out yet however merely entertaining such bizarre ideas is dangerous as it clearly disregards Egypt’s constitution and universal principles of human rights that guarantee freedom of faith in absolute unconditional terms. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR welcomes the establishment of a Human Rights department at the Prosecutor General’s office

December 24th, 2017 by Editor

EOHR welcomes the establishment of

a Human Rights department at the Prosecutor General’s office

 The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) views favorably the Prosecutor General’s decree establishing a human rights department at his office. The department’s main role will be to receive all human rights related legal complaints as well as examining and investigating foreign and domestic reports on the human rights situation in Egypt to verify any claims or information provided and holding any offender of human rights accountable in accordance with Egyptian law. Read the rest of this entry »

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